Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe – A quick and easy weeknight dinner, this Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe is ready in under 20 minutes. We used bell peppers, onion, garlic and carrots. But, if you have other veggies to use, toss them in.
How to Make the BEST Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe
If you’ve never made stir fry before, then you must check out these 10 Tips to Make the Perfect Stir Fry. We teach you everything from when to cook your animal protein versus vegetables. The best way to season your stir fry and of course, the best high heat oil to use and how much!
Don’t worry, we’ll share some of those details here too.
Here’s the 5 things that makes this Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe the best recipe for flavor, nutrients and perfectly cooked to perfection!
5 Ways to Make Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe the BEST (and easiest)!
I love making this Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe because it’s so easy to make, savory and most everybody loves them. Here are 5 things I do to make sure this Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe feeds my family healthy nutrients while also being deliciously.
#1: Pre-cut and Arrange Your Vegetables Based on Cooking Time
Before you start to cook, be sure to arrange your vegetables in order of their cooking time. The longest cooking vegetables should be added first. We start off with onion, bell pepper. Then I added the carrots and mushrooms. Last but not least, the snow peas. This makes sure that the vegetables are cooked according to their need without resulting in a mushy stir fry.
#2: Make a Batch of this Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Easily made in less than 5 minutes, this Teriyaki Sauce Homemade is made with dates, pineapple and ginger. Add this to a your favorite dishes for a sweet savory taste.
#3: Cook the Animal Protein First!
If you use chicken in this recipe like I did below, be sure to cook it first. Then, when thoroughly cooked, at it to a small bowl while you stir fry the rest of your vegetables. Then, when the vegetables are nearly complete, you will add the animal protein back in.
#4: Load Your Stir Fry with Lots of Vegetables
We never skimp on vegetables around here. I make every effort to add as many vegetables in different colors as I can. In this recipe, I used 3 different colors of bell peppers. Of course, if you don’t have a variety, use 2 red and an orange. I don’t recommend using 3 of the same kind, but to each their own!
In this recipe I used the following vegetables:
- Organic carrots, with their skins on. Just scrub them really good!
- Organic red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and green bell pepper
- One large Spanish onion – but feel free to use a red onion, white onion or shallot. Try to get at least 1 cup of chopped onion to boost the flavor.
- Baby bella mushrooms – hearty and full of flavor. Feel free to use button mushrooms or skip them all together.
- You know we love garlic. I added 4-6 garlic cloves in the recipe card because it’s all based on how much you love garlic.
Then, I tossed in a handful of nutrient-rich raw cashews. Plus, they add a little crunch alongside the fresh green onions.
#5: Serve over Brown Rice or Brown Rice Noodles
Skip the white rice all together. If you’ve been here at Clean Cuisine for any length of time you know we only use whole grains in our recipes. Which means, no white rice.
So, if you’re wondering how we cook perfect brown rice every single time, then consider how to cook brown rice in a rice cooker.
If you are pressed for time or the mere thought of standing over a pot of rice cooking is discouraging you, I have a perfect solution. Having a rice cooker is a game changer! We LOVE VitaClay multi-cooker/rice-cooker for slow cooking, for quinoa, lentil dishes and brown rice!
And it’s the perfect way to cook brown rice in a rice cooker — fast, easy, guaranteed successful.
In the VitaClay multi-cooker/rice-cooker you only need 1 hour. You can easily toss in 1 cup of brown rice along with 1 1/2 cups of water into the VitaClay. Then, about halfway through the rice cooking, begin chopping the vegetables for this recipe for Chicken with Rice Soup.
Pair with this Clean Crafted White Wine Spritzer
When I made this delicious chicken teriyaki stir fry recipe, I grabbed this Epic Pursuit White Wine Spritzer to go with it. And wow! What a perfect pairing. With notes of lemon, mint and ginger it paired perfectly with this Asian-inspired Teriyaki flavoring.
For years, I have avoided wine because if you don’t know the source, then it’s hard to know what is actually in our wine. Knowing that the FDA does not regulate nearly as much as we wish they would, there are additives, tanins and all kinds of other yuck-stuff. So, I just avoided wine altogether.
But, not anytime.
I love clean-crafted wine made by Scout & Cellar. If you’re not familiar, now is a great time to check it out and pair some clean-crafted wines with your summer appetizers.
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Recipe is ready in under 20 minutes. It’s easy to make, loaded with nutrients and naturally sweetened with sauce!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 2 pounds of pastured chicken, diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
- 2 more tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 carrots, julienne sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, julienne sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, julienne sliced
- 1 green green bell pepper, julienne sliced
- 1 large Spanish onion, julienne sliced
- 1 – 8 oz package mushrooms, sliced
- 4–6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup homemade teriyaki sauce
- OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup raw cashews
- Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
- Fresh green onions, diced, to garnish
- In an 11 inch wok, we use this healthy cermaic wok from Xtrema Cookware, using medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Add the chicken and saute, stirring every 2 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly on all sides.
- When chicken is cooked through, approximately 8-10 minutes, set aside in a bowl.
- To the hot wok, over medium heat, add 2 more tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. To the wok, add the carrots and saute for about 3-4 minutes until they start to cook through.
- To the carrots in the wok, add the julienne sliced peppers and onions. Saute for another 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.
- To the vegetables in the wok, add the mushrooms, garlic, cashews (if using) with sea salt, to taste. Continue to stir fry for another 3-4 minutes. All vegetables should be cooking through and softening.
- Add the reserved cooked chicken back to the wok for a few minutes.
- Next, add 1 cup of our homemade teriyaki sauce and stir until well combined. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stirring frequently until the sauce begins to thicken and turns a darker brown. Adjust temperature as needed to not over-cook the sauce.
- Serve hot over brown rice, brown rice noodles or with a big side salad. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
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- Vegetable Stir Fry – Of course you can add any animal protein, just take note to cook it first.
- Beef, Sweet Potato and Pablano Pepper Stir Fry – Delicious and loaded with flavor.
- Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry – A healthy spin on an Asian takeout classic.
- Have extra time? Make a batch of this Cauliflower Stir Fry. Loaded with more vegetables and tons of flavor.